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2 Pacific Airshow® Gold Coast is back! Pacific Airshow® Gold Coast is back for round two in the spectacular beachside destination of Surfers Paradise from 16 – 18 August, 2024. Following a sell-out event in 2023, Pacific Airshow® Gold Coast is back for round two in the spectacular beachside destination of Surfers Paradise from 16 – 18 August, 2024. If you like planes, love planes or haven’t really taken much notice, this is an event for you. Why? Because this is not your typical airshow. Pacific Airshow® is an exhilarating experience in the skies and a whole heap of fun on the sand. With 4+ hours of aerial action from some of the best civilian and military aviators on the planet, you’re going to be dropping your jaw however, it doesn’t stop there. Come along and meet your aviator-idols at the performer signing sessions, treat the kids to some time in the kids zone, enjoy some great cuisine from the carefully selected food truck army or even enjoy and ice-cold beer on the beach! So grab your phone, text your peeps and book your tickets now. Don’t be one of those people crying in the streets in 2024, secure your spot now and come on in! Spectators are welcome to view from outside of the event precinct free of charge however, for the best viewing experience and see the performers lower, louder and up close at Show Centre, grab your tickets today. pacificairshowaus.com/ Thrill seekers unite!

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6 Congratulations May Winners! $50 GIFT CARD SUDOKU: L. Cavanough, Ormeau Hills CROSSWORD: M. Battams Upper Coomera ONE LAST SUMMER BOOK COMPETITION F. Masterson, Maudsland | S. Kingston, Gilston L. Richmond, Oxenford | L. Mussche, Helensvale L. Hall, Helensvale THEY THOUGHT I WAS DEAD BOOK COMPETITION D. Ganser, Hope Island | D. Vams, Pacific Pines H. Campbell, Nerang | S. Szaway, Oxenford W. Watterson, Hope Island Congratulations to our winners! We receive hundreds of entries for our competitions each month so keep on entering, you might be the next lucky winner! • 2 tbsp vegetable oil • 500g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2cm pieces • 1 brown onion, finely chopped • 1/4 cup (60g) tikka masala curry paste • 5 cups (1.25L) salt reduced chickenstock • 1 cup (200g) dried red lentils, rinsed, drained • 1/2 cauliflower, cut into small florets • 120g baby spinach leaves • 270ml can coconut cream • 1/2 cup (140g) natural yoghurt Heat the oil in a large saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until browned. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until the onion softens. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the stock, lentils and cauliflower and stir to combine. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 mins or until the lentils are tender. Add the spinach and coconut cream to the cauliflower mixture and stir until heated through. Divide soup among serving bowls. Top with dollops of the yoghurt. Season to serve. www.taste.com.au Spiced Chicken, Lentil and Cauliflower Soup Cook 30mins | Serves 4 VOLUNTEERS WANTED for Homecrafts and Arts Pavilion at this year’s GOLD COAST SHOW - 30, 31 August & 1 Sept 2024 at Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport VOLUNTEERS will be rostered over the week August 26th – September 2nd Homecrafts: Apiculture, Baking & Cooking, Cake Decorating, Crochet, Hand Embroidery, Hand Knitting, Horticulture, Lace, Machine Sewing, Miscellaneous Crafts, Seniors, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking, Spinning, Weaving & Felting and Toys Visual Arts: Art Ability, Painting, Indigenous Australian Art, Drawing, Facilities, Art in Bark, Miniature Art, Porcelain Art, Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Photography and Youth Arts classes No experience necessary. Please contact: Homecrafts: Angela Johnston 0408 188 721 Visual Arts: Margaret Leet 0407 678 411 Gold Coast Show Office 5504 5587 artsandcrafts@goldcoastshow.com.au BOOK GIVEAWAY TO ENTER write your name, address & phone on the back of an envelope and post to: 1: JOY or 2: THE YOUNGEST SON PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town 4220 • Entries close 10.08.2024. Winners book prize will be couriered so please provide a phone number. You may put phone number inside envelope if you are worried about scams... thankyou! Enter To Win JOY by Danielle Steel Allegra Dixon has never felt loved or wanted. Rejected by her mother - a cold, beautiful socialite - and her absentee military father, Allegra’s only escape from her lonely existence is through books and her own rich fantasy world. When she finds love with childhood sweetheart Shepherd Williams, her heart feels full for the first time. But as Shep follows in her father’s footsteps, pulled into the dark world of military conflict, Allegra fears she will end up alone for a second time. Desperate for a fresh start, Allegra moves to LA and takes a job as assistant to film score composer Henry Platt, a man with a reputation for creative genius and an intense, frenetic personality. As new love blossoms and washes away the pain of the past, Allegra begins to find her place in the world, and a feeling of joy that no one can take away from her . . . ISBN: 9781529085716 | Format: Trade Paperback | Pub Date: 13/08/2024 Imprint: Macmillan | Price: $32.99 THE YOUNGEST SON by John Byrnes An epic saga of brotherhood, betrayal and revenge. On the unforgiving streets of 1920s Sydney, the Leach family have nothing but each other. In a tale spanning decades, three children of the broken, working-class family find adventure, heartache and trouble as their lives drift apart. John finds faith and love at a young age. The inevitable clash between the two leads him into a different kind of brotherhood as war clouds gather. Maureen dreams of a life ‘just like the movies’ and waits to be swept off her feet. Yet at every crossroad, she makes the wrong choice. Bob discovers a natural talent with his fists and an instinct for trouble. But with every win he earns the hard way, more enemies rise. From police corruption and gambling dens to brothels and blood feuds, the Leach family toil in Sydney’s seedy underbelly and on battlefields far away. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the Second World War, The Youngest Son chronicles one family’s mesmerising fate in a grand saga and a masterclass in epic storytelling. ISBN: 9781529085839 | Format: Trade Paperback Pub Date: 25/06/2024 | Imprint: Macmillan | Price: $32.99

7 Botanical Bazaar now in it’s 9th Year Tickets are now on sale for The Botanical Bazaar – the Gold Coast’s Garden & Sustainability Festival held at Country Paradise Parklands by The Rotary Club of Gold Coast. The event which is now in its 9th year is held on the first weekend of August, with dates for this year’s event being Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August. From 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday, visitors will be able to indulge in all things gardening with over 100 green inspired exhibitors, industry experts, garden walks + talks, workshops + demonstrations, botanical art, community groups and plants galore. There’ll also be food trucks and live music and entertainment for the whole family. The theme for this year is the Dragonfly and to support the festival, local artists have painted and submitted over 70 pieces of dragonfly art. During the coming weeks these will be displayed in over 20 sponsor businesses in Broadbeach to promote the festival and locals and visitors to Broadbeach will be encouraged to choose their favourite to go in the draw to win over $2000 of prizes. Speakers already confirmed for this year’s event include Gardening Australia’s Sophie Thompson; Phil Dudman the horticultural editor of ABC Gardening Magazine and ABC Radio talk back host; ABC Brisbane Radio presenter and Horticulturist Claire Bickle; World renowned Permaculture Queen and global permaculture ambassador Morag Gamble; Peter Gash, MD and Custodian Lady Elliot Island and Botanical Bazaar’s foraging expert John Palmer OAM. Tickets are now on sale and this year there’s a $20 weekend pass so avid gardeners have the opportunity to attend as many workshops and demonstrations as they like over both days. TICKETS - Day Pass: $15.00, Concession Pass $10.00, Weekend Pass $20, Concession Weekend Pass $12, Kids under 12 Free. Ticket link: https://www.trybooking.com/CPEMZ For information on Botanical Bazaar visit www.botanicalbazaargc.com.au. Book now 5539 4255 or online www.spotlighttheatre.com.au 185 - 187 Ashmore Road, Benowa Bookings: www.javeenbah.org.au Phone 0417 004 466 • Email info@javeenbah.org.au CNR STEVENS & FERRY STREETS, NERANG

8 WE HAVE 2 X $50 GIFT CARDS TO GIVE AWAY! WIN A $50 GIFT CARD (Coles Supermarkets, Coles Central, Coles Express, Myer, including Myer.com.au, Target, Kmart, Officeworks, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and First Choice Liquor.) Simply complete the Crossword and/or the Sudoku puzzle and post to JULY CROSSWORD COMPETITION or JULY SUDOKU COMPETITION PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town City Q. 4220 Write your name and address on the back of an envelope. First correct crossword and first correct sudoku entry drawn will win. Entries close 10.08.2024 Winner notified by post. CROSSWORD 184 by Mona Elliott ACROSS 1. TOIL 8. RETALIATION 9. EFFEMINATE 10. CLIMBS 11. MEAL 12. EARTH 13. COVER 16. FOLLOW 19. THIN 21.DULL WITTED 22. PERMANENT INHABITANT 23. ANTENNA 24. CREATOR 25. SHOUTED DOWN 2. REVIVE 3. CONSERVATIVE 4. BUILDS 5. BREAK UP 6. DECLARES 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 1 8 10 14 19 22 24 25 7. CLOSED STATE 13. STARS VISIBLE 14. INSULTING 15. EVADING 17. INNATE 18. TAKE THE LIME LIGHT 20. SOLICITOR Answer next issue SU DO KU Instructions: The numbers 1 to 9 must appear in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. Numbers can not be duplicated. No. 184 7 8 1 6 2 9 4 4 5 8 3 9 3 4 8 5 6 9 7 9 5 2 3 Answer next month 1. During which year of the 1980s was it first possible to spend a $1 coin? 2. Which Australian City was the first to host a Summer Olympics? 3. In 1968, which US fast-food chain became the first to open a branch in Australia? 4. The first Australian lifesaving club was founded on which Aussie beach? 5. Which sport was first played at Ballarat goldfields Australia in 1855? 6. Who in 1984 became Australia’s first female heart transplant recipient? 7. On what occasion was Advance Australia Fair first played internationally as the national anthem? 8. A small town in which state was the first to ban plastic shopping bags in 2003? 9. What is considered to be the first BIG thing in Australia? 10. Where in 1823 was Australia’s first Gold Rush? 11. Name the first horse to be a three-time winner of the Melbourne Cup? 12. What did the Australian treasury introduce in 1973? v i a l a o t u n WordWheel 54 The goal of a word wheel puzzle is to create as many words possible with the letters in the word wheel. You can only use each letter once and every word must have the letter in the centre of the wheel. Answers P 11 Answer P 11

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10 Help us bring hope to those who need it most by becoming an organ donor. One person’s organ donation can save up to seven lives. Sign up in just one minute at donatelife.gov.au The Gift Of Life Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 16 July for next issue PIMPAMA PROBUS CLUB, a mixed Club, 9.30 for 10am, 4th Thursday monthly, at Pimpama Tavern, 102 Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama. Meetings have a guest speaker, trivia/activity, morning tea, fun and friendship monthly. Regular bus trips, tours, outings, cards, coffee & chat, craft, lunches, movies, theatre events add to the experiences offered. Contact: Kaye 0493 412 374/ Dawn 0411 404 311/E: pimpama.probus@gmail.com SOUTH COAST RESTORATION SOCIETY Sun 14th July -Kustoms of Australia Car Club Show and Shine. Sat 27 & Sunday 28 July South Coast Restoration Society Annual Vintage Rally. South Coast Restoration Society Vintage Display will be open both days Come and step back in time and experience the technology of yesteryear on display at South Coast Restoration Society Living Museum. Many sheds to explore with collections of items from a bygone era. ie stationary engines, water pumps, antiques, old tractors and heritage vehicles inc. fully restored Steam Roller working as well as visit Heritige Print and see the printing presses at work. Food and refreshments are available on site. Directions: Exit 49 of the M1. Entry is via the Pimpama Sports Hub entrance at the traffic lights. first left follow the road up to the top of the hill. BEGINNER LESSONS AT GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB - 9am – 11am. Mon 15th July-19th Aug, Wed 9th Oct-13th Nov. Enquiries or to enrol contact: dot. piddington@bigpond.com or call Dot on 0418 887 806. 2883 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise. UPPER COOMERA LIONS CLUB is a friendly mix of members and invite others to come and join us. We meet at The Wattle Hotel on Brygon Creek Road, Upper Coomera the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Visitors are most welcome to come and join us for a Dinner Meeting with no obligation. Contact: 0416 939 804. | uppercoomera.qld@lions.org.au THE COOMERA RADIO YACHT CLUB welcomes persons wishing to learn to sail Radio Controlled Yachts in our sailing venue at Damian Leeming Lake at Oxenford, Wednesdays from 1pm. Open to seniors, college aged young people plus those with physical disabilities. We provide help and advice using members boats. Offers excellent hand eye coordination, enjoyment, meet new people in friendly, competitive environment. PH: 0450 176 522 or ronbrown6511@gmail.com ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – A ladies meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous held every Thursday at 5pm - 6pm at the Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Curthbert Drive Ormeau, Meeting Room 6. The Ormeau Women’s Living Sober Meeting is a safe place for women to learn about the disease of alcoholism and a solution to aid them in living a happy, joyous, free sober life. Doors open from 4:30pm. NEW MONTHLY ACTIVE MINDS GROUP Trivia, fun and games. Come along and challenge your mind. First Thursday every month 10am-12.30pm. $5 morning tea included. Phone Jasmin 0412364669 or Marilyn 0481480274. PIMPAMA MEN’S SHED - 15 Clark Way, Pimpama, behind the School of Arts opposite Pimpama State School open from 8am to 12 noon Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The shed is equipped with excellent woodworking and metalworking equipment. Members can work on personal tasks, help with community projects, or just sit and have a cuppa and a chat. Social, health and welfare programs, specialty visits, and presentations are also offered. Contact Secretary sec.pms@outlook.com.au. HINTERLAND MODEL FLYING CLUB (HMFC) – Ever wondered what it’s like to fly a model plane or helicopter? Come and join us and learn new skills of building, repairing and flying! Club open every day at William Guise Foxwell Park, Shipper Dr, Coomera; best days to meet members is on Saturday or Tuesday morning. If you’re a newcomer to the sport members can offer advice and our instructors can help from start until you get your first licence. HMFC is associated with the MAAA and so you’re covered by insurance when flying at the field. More info: www.hmfc.com.au or contact the Secretary on hmfchonsec@gmail.com. (Front gate end of Shipper Dr, Coomera, opp. Coomera Houseboats site). GUANABA SOUTH COAST COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB, Heritage Park, 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama (Exit 49). Monthly Socials - 3rd Sunday at 12pm. Entrance fee $6.00 visitors, $5.00 members. Canteen, Licenced Bar & Afternoon Tea available. Great afternoon of talented Singers for your entertainment OR if you would like to sing with the band yourself, there are 3 practice sessions before the social to polish your songs for your performance. Contact Noelene (Secretary) 0419740756 or Peter (Music Coordinator) 0427293858. Find us on FB. Hall hire also available. SIP N SUP CLUB – GOLD COAST Meets every three weeks at a great restaurant around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events. 16 meetings per year. Info on FB and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or e:michel_44@bigpond.com VOCALESCENCE CHORUS Come and join the award winning all female a-cappella chorus on a Wednesday night at the Upper Coomera Centre, 90 Reserve Road from 6.30 to 9.30. We love to see new members so why not come along and see what we are about. Please follow our Vocalescence Website and Facebook pages. Contact Jo on 0417 747935. QCWA - COOMERA BRANCH - The Queensland Country Women’s Association (qcwa.org.au) is for women of all ages, from all walks of life and with different life experiences. We enjoy getting together monthly on the 2nd Wednesday for friendship, sharing and developing skills in healthy cookery, knitting & crochet, public speaking, photography, floral art as well as fundraising for local community, state and international causes. Check us out on Facebook (qcwa Coomera), come to our Craft day on the 3rd Wednesday monthly, or call 0456625776. Children Welcome. JP SERVICES AVAILABLE at Coomera Police Centre, 11 DeBarnett St. Monday-Friday 8-11.30am, every Monday & Wednesday & Friday 1-4pm. No appointments required. THE PROBUS CLUB OF COOMERA VALLEY is a popular club for retirees with its stimulating meetings, wide variety of interest groups and many outings. Meets on 2nd Wednesday of month at 10am, Holy Rood Church Hall, Old Tamborine Rd, Oxenford. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Paula Clohesy 0408 313 083 THE OXENFORD BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets the first Thursday of every month at 10am at the Oxenford/Coomera Community and Youth Centre, 25 Leo Graham Way Road, Oxenford. A group for breast cancer people, their family, friends and supporters, everyone welcome. A morning tea is supplied by the Oxenford Bakers Delight. Lee 0439 754 180. ROTARY CLUB OF COOMERA VALLEY is a fun friendly club, focussing on friendship and fellowship whilst working in the local community and supporting local projects. Come along and join us and get involved with as much or as little as you wish. We meet on Monday evenings for dinner and drinks at The Wattle, Upper Coomera, with interesting speakers and/or updates on our projects. 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